Try This: Paint Your Ceiling the Same Color as Your Walls

Try This: Paint Your Ceiling the Same Color as Your Walls

Nancy Mitchell
Apr 30, 2014
(Image credit: Elle Decor España)

One of our favorite new tricks for sprucing up your home? Painting the ceiling the same color as the walls. It's an elegant, cohesive look, and one that's relatively easy to acheive. Read on for more examples.

Above: a modern interior from Elle Decor España gets a bold look courtesy of an allover not-quite-Pepto pink. To make this look work, you'll want to paint the trim too

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This space (from Dimore Studio, via Trendland) would be fantastic even without the eclectic mixture of antiques. The contrasting dark blue painted 'wainscot' at the bottom of the wall grounds the space, while the soothing light blue that covers the upper portion of the walls and ceiling creates an endless plane of color makes the room seem larger.

(Image credit: Milk Magazine)

Try it with black, if you dare. What makes it work in this room: adequate natural light ensures that the space doesn't feel too cavernous — and light falling on the mix of dark and jewel-toned furnishings makes them almost glow against the dark background. (Can you tell I love this room? You can see more photos from this London home on Milk Magazine.)

(Image credit: Desire to Inspire)

Allover aqua makes the perfect backdrop for interior designer Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz' trademark elegant eclecticism. Check out Marie Antoinette in that Lucite frame. Spotted on Desire to Inspire.

(Image credit: Elle Decor España)

Carrying the glossy light blue paint onto the ceiling gives this medium-sized dining room (from Elle Decor España) an airy spaciousness — and nicely sets off artworks with white backgrounds.

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As spotted in Lori & Monte's California abode — painting the ceiling and walls the same color makes even a boring hallway feel like a special experience. Of course, the bulldog helps too. Do try this at home.

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